Parliamentary Finance: the next budget will be free of zeros
BAGHDAD - World
Parliamentary Finance Committee announced, Tuesday, that the budget for next year 2013 will be the new currency after deleting three zeros from the current currency, arguing that the reluctance of traders and companies from trading in the Iraqi currency behind the adoption of the Central Bank project to delete the zeros.
Said committee member Najia Najib said in an interview for "Alsumaria News" that "the budget next year will see a deal in the new currency after deleting three zeros from the current currency," indicating that "the process of switching the currency and delete the zeros will take nearly two years after the preparations for the process, which began over a year ago ".
The answer that "the Council of Ministers approved during a meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank on the project to delete the zeros and switch Iraqi currency after deciding earlier to wait the project as a result of the high price of the dollar in the local markets over the past months," noting that "the project to delete the zeros and the currency exchange aims to restructuring of the Iraqi currency and a way that is consistent with doing business in Iraq, internally and externally. "
She stressed that "the Finance Committee and the central bank agreed at its last meeting to be next year as the date to start deleting zeros and be balanced in 2013 in the new currency only if there is an obstacle transmitting without it," emphasizing "the need to support the government and parliament of the project to restructure the Iraqi currency."
Naguib considered that "the reluctance of traders and companies for the use of the Iraqi currency and trading may push the central bank to adopt the project to delete the zeros", stressing that "this project would reform the system of currency management and ease of use."